March Against Monsanto on Saturday

March Against Monsanto on Saturday

 

URBANA — Local activists will are participate in the second March Against Monsanto Saturday morning, calling for the permanent boycott of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs), more commonly called genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and other  agro-chemicals they consider harmful.

The march is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. Saturday, at Strawberry Fields, 306. W. Springfield Ave., U.

It will conclude at the farmers market at Lincoln Square, where there will be a booth with information on the issues surrounding genetically engineered seeds and crops, environmental, health and political threats, and how to avoid eating GMO foods, organizers said in a press release.

All are welcome to bring a sign and participate in the march.

Marches are scheduled to take place on six continents, in 52 countries, with events in over 400 cities.

More information: www.march-against-monsanto.com

 

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Beem wrote on May 23, 2014 at 10:05 am

Not a big deal but when the article says, "...boycott of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs), more commonly called genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and other harmful agro-chemicals," it insinuates that GMOs are harmful. I don't believe that everyone agrees with that or that it has been proven. It is what the press release wants everyone to believe.

Deb Pressey wrote on May 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Good point. Wording change has been made.

Skepticity wrote on May 24, 2014 at 12:05 am

What local activist group(s)?

Who issued the press release??